Can A Romance Start As “Friends First”?

Can A Romance Start As “Friends First”?

“Friends First” Romantic Relationships Succeed When Expectations Align Romantic relationships, or call it love if you want, start in only one of the three ways: You meet, have romantic interest, fall in love and you find yourself shopping for a baby carriage before you know it. You have an existing friend of the opposite sex, and by someone’s choice, you are currently sitting in the “friend zone”. You meet, both have romantic interest, and you both make a choice to play it cool, develop your friendship first, and let the romance evolve in some natural manner. The question of whether a romantic relationship can evolve from a “friends first” starting point, or if you can survive the “friends first”, is materially different than migrating up the romance ladder from the “friend zone”.¬† These topics have always been great fodder for tabletop conversations at happy hour, but it important to understand how, and under what premise a relationship begins. For those who have attractive friends of the opposite sex, or simply want to take things slowly in new romantic relationships, the mechanisms for how you start your romantic relationship matter. The issue is really about expectations that both parties have going…

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The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts Falling in love is easy. It is the staying in love-that’s the challenge! Learn how to keep your relationship fresh and growing despite the challenges of daily life.

Love and Survival

Love and Survival

Love and Survival: 8 Pathways to Intimacy and Health Dr. Ornish discuss The Medical Basis for the Healing Power of Intimacy We all know that intimacy improves the quality of our lives. Yet most people don’t realize how much it can increase the quality of our lives¬† by changing our health and affecting our survival.    

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